Solomon Islands national rugby league team

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Solomon Islands
Badge of Solomon Islands team
Team information
Nickname Solies
Governing body Solomon Islands Rugby League Federation
Region Asia-Pacific
Head coach John Jewiss
Captain Carlwyn Tengemoana
Home stadium Town Ground, Honiara
RLIF ranking 42nd
Team results
First international
 Vanuatu 48-30 Solomon Islands 
(7 October 2013)[1]
Biggest win
 Solomon Islands 56-14  Hong Kong (13 October 2018)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Vanuatu 48-30  Solomon Islands (7 October 2013)

The Solomon Islands national rugby league team (nicknamed the Solies) represents the Solomon Islands in the sport of rugby league football.

History[edit]

Rugby league in the Solomon Islands has existed sporadically since the 1990s. The Solomon Islands Rugby League Federation was officially formed in 2008 and the national team played its first official match in 2013, losing to Vanuatu on October 7.

Solomon Islands participated in the 2015 Pacific Games, their first international rugby league tournament.

Current Squad[edit]

Squad selected for the 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship.[3]

  • Henry Angikimua (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Shatler Angikitasi (Soli Solitudes)
  • Joshua Fiumae (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Damien Horoi (Corrimal)
  • Wilson Ifunoa (Soli Solitudes)
  • Steve Kauga (Soli Solitudes)
  • Gareth Kengalu (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Gary Kiliko (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Elton Loea (Soli Solitudes)
  • Jimmy Maebata (Tigoa Tigers)
  • Mostyn Meanu’u (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Ezikiel Mana(Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Fraser Manau (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Eddie Moe’ava (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Steven Momoa (Gizo Giants)
  • Francis Ramo (Soli Solitudes)
  • Metcalf Sa’atai (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Timo Sanga (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Daniel Saomatangi (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Scott Saonuku (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Jefferson Scott (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Moses Singamoana (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Ronsly Tango (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Tony Taupongi (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Allen Junior Tavake (Coral Sea Roosters)
  • Ozil Tela (Kira Kira Kutters)
  • Carlwyn Tengemoana (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Billy Junior Toate’e (Soli Solitudes)
  • Darwyn Tongaka (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Larvenstarr Tongaka (Honiara Hurricanes)
  • Frank Vaikai (Coral Sea Roosters)

Record[edit]

Year Date Result Venue City Attendance Competition
2013 7 October Vanuatu defeated Solomon Islands 48-30 Stadium Mackay Mackay, Australia 1,648 Friendly
2016 16 October Vanuatu defeated Solomon Islands 24-16 Port Vila Stadium Port Vila, Vanuatu 1,000 Friendly
2018 1 October Turkey defeated Solomon Islands 30-22 Windsor Sporting Complex Sydney, Australia 350 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship
2018 7 October Solomon Islands defeated Hong Kong 32-12 New Era Stadium, Cabramatta Sydney, Australia 120 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship
2018 9 October Solomon Islands defeated Japan 44-22 New Era Stadium, Cabramatta Sydney, Australia 100 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship Bowl play-off
2018 13 October Solomon Islands defeated Hong Kong 56-14 St.Marys Leagues Stadium, St.Marys Sydney, Australia 100 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship Bowl play-off

All-time results record[edit]

Below is table of the official representative rugby league matches played by Solomon Islands at test level up until 1 october 2018:

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Win % For Aga Diff
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 100% 88 26 +62
 Japan 1 1 0 0 100% 44 22 +22
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0% 22 30 -8
 Vanuatu 2 0 0 2 0% 46 72 -26
Total 6 3 0 3 50% 200 150 +50

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vanuatu piles on the points against Solomon Islands". Daily Mercury. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  2. ^ https://www.rlenwc.com/2018/10/13/match-report-solomon-islands-hong-kong/ Match Report= Solomon Islands vs Hong Kong
  3. ^ https://www.rlenwc.com/2018/08/20/solomon-islands-name-extended-train-on-squad/ Solomon Islands name extended train on squad

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